Bucs Reunion Rubs Salt In Andy Reid’s WoundsDecember 5th, 2012
The irony is so rich, Joe cannot believe this wasn’t a planned stunt.
When the Bucs announced they were to honor the lone Bucs squad to win a Super Bowl, the 2002 team, and chose a home game against the Eagles, Joe couldn’t wipe the smile from his grill. Still can’t.
For those who maybe weren’t aware or are just crawling from under a rock, the Bucs beat the Eagles in the final game played at Veteran’s Stadium in the NFC championship to advance to the Super Bowl.
Beleaguered Eagles coach Andy Reid was at the helm that day, and with the Eagles freefalling this season, it may be his last in the town wrongly believed to be the City of Brotherly Love.
Reid spoke about his harrowing memories of the Bucs dancing on the Eagles home turf in celebration.
“I can’t say I am looking forward to that group again,” said Reid, whose Eagles lost four of five NFC title games including three in a row. The Bucs “were a great football team. Beat us fair and square. Wish it wouldn’t have happened but nice to see them honor that group.”
Joe hopes with the presence of so many Bucs greats from that historic win over the Eagles, that the current Bucs are inspiring to spank the Eagles once again.